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New Paul Binnie Print Set Release at Scholten Japanese Art


Paul Binnie (Scottish, b. 1967), The Moon Moth Suite, each print signed in sumi ink within composition, Binnie, numbered and titled in pencil on bottom margin, 3/30, Moon Moth Mask, Scarlet Sabre Bills of Sirene, and Sea Dragon Mask, followed by pencil signature, Paul Binnie, 2023, dimensions variable

Scholten Japanese Art is pleased to announce the release of an exciting new set by Paul Binnie, The Moon Moth Suite, comprising of a set of three woodblock printed illustrations, Moon Moth Mask, Scarlet Sabre Bills, and Sea Dragon Mask. The designs are featured in a 2023 re-release of the 1961 science fiction book, The Moon Moth, by Jack Vance (1916-2013).

Binnie was commissioned by the publisher Cordes Press in the United Kingdom to provide the prints for a new edition of the famous and influential novella. The Cordes edition features three black and white illustrations which are based on Binnie’s keyblock prints of the designs, and there is also a (sold-out) luxury edition limited to only fourteen copies of the book with hand-printed color woodblock prints. Inspired by this unique project, Binnie used the same blocks to produce this small edition limited to thirty impressions of the suite of three full-color prints utilizing slightly variant color schemes embellished with the addition of mica, embossing, gold metallic printing, and extra bokashi shadings.

To learn more about this exciting new release, click here.